Ingredients

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Alfalfa

Alfalfa is one of the richest mineral foods containing abundant amounts of trace minerals (zinc, iron and manganese), vitamins (Vitamin A, Vitamin C) and nutrients needed by dogs and cats to sustain well-being.

Apples

An excellent source of pectin, a water-soluble fiber.

Arginine

Promotes growth, muscle building and healing as well as fat burning.

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Bacon

A cut of meat taken from a pig that has been cured, smoked, or both, often used for flavor.

Barley

Whole Barley is the whole grain with the hull and bran and is an excellent source of soluble fiber. It is a good carbohydrate source for energy, B vitamins and fiber for colon health.

Barley Grass

A good source of chlorophyll, fiber and phytochemicals.

Beef

A great source of protein, vitamin B12, selenium, zinc, iron and other B vitamins.

Beta-Carotene

Beta-Carotene plays an important role in animal health as a precursor of Vitamin A, which is an essential nutrient needed for normal growth development, reproduction, immune function, and vision. In addition to its role as a precursor of Vitamin A, it also acts as an antioxidant

Biotin

Also known as Vitamin H, it is active in the metabolism of fats, carbohydrates and protein, and the formation of fatty acids. It promotes normal health of sweat glands, nerve tissue, bone marrow, blood cells, skin, and hair. It is essential for growth and well-being.

Blackberries

A low-calorie, high-fiber berry packed with folate, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

Blueberries

Blueberries are an excellent source of Vitamins A & C, potassium, and fiber.

Broccoli

Broccoli is rich in Vitamins A & C, calcium and an excellent source of antioxidants.

Brown Rice

A natural whole grain rice that is associated with natural health foods. The bran portion provides essential B vitamins, minerals and fiber. Brown rice is an excellent, high quality complex carbohydrate source for energy and fiber for colon health.

C

Calcium

Calcium is vital for the formation of strong bones and teeth. Also promotes healthy muscle and tissue growth.

Calcium Carbonate

A mineral compound that is commonly used as a calcium supplement.

Calcium Iodate

A mineral compound that is commonly used as an iodine supplement.

Calcium Pantothenate
(Vitamin B5)

One of the B vitamins, it acts as a coenzyme in the conversion of amino acids and is important for healthy skin. It also promotes normal growth and development and aids in the release of energy from foods.

Calcium Phosphate

Calcium is vital for the formation of strong bones and teeth. Also promotes healthy muscle and tissue growth.

Canola Oil

Obtained by extracting the oil from canola seeds, providing calories for energy and Omega 3 & 6 fatty acids for a healthy coat.

Carrageenan Gum

Carrageenan Gum is a natural ingredient used as a thickener and stabilizer in canned food.

Carrots

Carrots provide antioxidants (carotenoids) and health protecting phytochemicals, vitamins and minerals. They are high in Vitamin A and carotenoids.

Cellulose

The organic plant material found in fruits, vegetables and some grains.

Chelated Minerals

Minerals are hard to absorb. If they are attached to an easily absorbable substance, they will get into the bloodstream more readily. BLUE uses minerals that are chelated or “attached to” easily absorbable amino acids.

Chicken

A high quality, highly digestible protein source that provides essential amino acids, fatty acids, and certain minerals for muscle development, organ function, and energy.

Chicken Fat

A high quality source of essential fatty acids and energy, chicken fat is also high in linoleic acid (source of Omega 6 fatty acids), which helps promote healthy skin and coat. The chicken fat in BLUE natural dog and cat foods is stabilized with natural, mixed tocopherols and rosemary to maintain freshness.

Chicken Liver

An organ meat high in protein, rich in iron and vitamin A, and used as a natural flavor enhancer.

Chicken Meal

Chicken meal is a highly digestible protein source produced by cooking chicken at high temperatures, extracting the fat and drying the meat residue. It is a meat protein, providing essential amino acids and fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals for muscle development and energy. It is naturally stabilized with mixed tocopherols and rosemary to preserve freshness.

Chicory Root

Chicory Root is a perennial Old World herb cultivated as a source of inulin for pets. Known as a prebiotic that helps promote a healthy digestive track.

Choline Chloride

Choline Chloride helps protect nerve function and maintains fat metabolism.

Chondroitin Sulfate

A naturally occurring compound believed to be helpful in the maintenance and rebuilding of joint cartilage.

Cinnamon

The aromatic bark of certain tropical trees that is dried and ground for use as a spice; contains calcium, iron, vitamins C and K, and manganese.

Copper

Copper promotes normal red blood cell formation, acts as a catalyst in storage and release of iron to form hemoglobin for red blood cells, assists in the production of several enzymes involved in respiration, promotes connective-tissue formation and central nervous system function and promotes normal insulin function.

Cranberries

A natural acidifier that contributes to urinary tract health.

D

Dicalcium Phosphate

A mineral compound that is used as a nutritional source of calcium and phosphorus to help with bone health.

Dried Bacillus subtilis fermentation product

Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Bacillus Subtilis, Bifidobacterium Thermophilum, Bifidobacterium Longum and Enterococcus Faecium are active dehydrated cultures added to BLUE dog and cat foods after processing. They are activated on ingesting the food and help to maintain normal bacteria balance in the lower intestine. They aid in digestion and help promote gut health.

Dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product

Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Bacillus Subtilis, Bifidobacterium Thermophilum, Bifidobacterium Longum and Enterococcus Faecium are active dehydrated cultures added to BLUE dog and cat foods after processing. They are activated on ingesting the food and help to maintain normal bacteria balance in the lower intestine. They aid in digestion and help promote gut health.

Dried Lactobacillus
acidophilus fermentation product

Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Bacillus Subtilis, Bifidobacterium Thermophilum, Bifidobacterium Longum and Enterococcus Faecium are active dehydrated cultures added to BLUE dog and cat foods after processing. They are activated on ingesting the food and help to maintain normal bacteria balance in the lower intestine. They aid in digestion and help promote gut health.

Dried Yeast (source of Saccharomyces cerevisiae)

Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Bacillus Subtilis, Bifidobacterium Thermophilum, Bifidobacterium Longum and Enterococcus Faecium are active dehydrated cultures added to BLUE dog and cat foods after processing. They are activated on ingesting the food and help to maintain normal bacteria balance in the lower intestine. They aid in digestion and help promote gut health.

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Eggs

Egg is a source of high quality protein and fatty acids. It is a complete protein source providing all the essential amino acids contributing to growth and muscle development. The fatty acid profile includes arachidonic acid, and Omega 6 fatty acids associated with healthy skin and coat.

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Fish Meal

Fish Meal is an excellent source of protein and omega fatty acids that help the skin and coat, growth and development.

Flaxseed

Ground flax seed contains flax seed oil, which is one of the richest sources of the essential Omega 3 fatty acids (linolenic acid). Flax seed is also a great fiber source that aids in digestion and is an excellent source of Omega 3 & 6 fatty acids that promote healthy skin and coat.

Folic Acid

A water soluble B-vitamin that plays an important role in various cellular functions.

G

Garlic

A natural antioxidant.

Ginger

Ginger promotes digestive health.

Guar Gum

Guar Gum is primarily used as a thickener and stabilizer in canned food. A highly soluble and highly digestible fiber.

H

Herring Oil (source of
Omega 3 Fatty Acids)

Herring Oil (source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids)

I

Iron Amino Acid Chelate

Iron is an essential mineral.

K

Kelp

Kelp is a good source of essential vitamins, minerals (including iodine) and antioxidants.

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Lamb

Lamb is a highly digestible protein source providing essential amino acids, fatty acids, vitamins and minerals for muscle development, energy, and coat condition. Amino acids and fatty acids are more readily available in lamb since it is not subjected to a high heat process. Lamb used in BLUE pet foods is New Zealand Free-Range lamb.

Lamb Meal

Lamb Meal is a highly digestible protein source produced by cooking lamb at high temperatures, extracting the fat and drying the meat residue. It is a meat protein, providing essential amino acids and fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals for muscle development and energy. It is naturally stabilized with mixed tocopherols and rosemary to preserve freshness.

L-Carnitine

Carnitine is an amino acid.

L-Lysine

Needed for proper growth and bone development.

M

Manganese

Manganese is an essential mineral for normal growth and development, aids in carbohydrate metabolism, promotes nerve functions, aids in formation of connective tissue and is involved in the antioxidation process.

Menhaden Fish Meal

A meal obtained from processing fish of the menhaden species. It is an excellent source of high quality fish protein and Omega 3 essential fatty acids including EPA (Eicosapentaenoic acid), DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid) and arachionic acid.

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Natural Chicken Flavor

Liquified or dried chicken tissue that is used as a flavor enhancer.

Natural Flavor

The parts of processed fruits, vegetables, spices or fermentation products that are used for flavoring.

Niacin (Vitamin B3)

Vitamin B3 is also called Nicotinic Acid or Nicotinamide. It is essential for healthy nerves and skin. It is important in the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and fats and is important for the proper health of the central nervous and GI systems.

O

Oat Fiber

The outer casing of the oat grain that helps move food through the digestive tract slowly, which helps to optimize the absorption of nutrients.

Oat Flour

Ground, whole oats are an excellent source of highly digestible carbohydrates, protein and nutritional fibers.

Oatmeal

Oatmeal is an excellent carbohydrate source for energy. It is a high quality grain source that is rich in B vitamins. Whole oats are the whole grain with hull and brand.

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Pantothenic Acid

Essential for the metabolism of fats, fatty acids and the production of hormones, sterols and enzymes. Important in cell building and the central nervous system.

Parsley

It contains Vitamin A and Vitamin C, vitamins associated with antioxidant properties.

Peas

A good source of protein, Vitamin A and potassium. Peas are packed with fiber to help support GI health.

Pomegranate

A naturally powerful antioxidant.

Potassium

Potassium is important for a healthy nervous system and a regular heart rhythm. Aids in proper muscle contraction and maintaining stable blood pressure.

Potassium Iodide

Potassium Iodide is used as a bioavailable source of iodine. Iodine is essential for thyroid health; it promotes normal cell function and is important in the formation of bones, teeth, muscles, and blood.

Potato

They provide B vitamins, carbohydrates, Vitamin C, potassium, iron and magnesium to name a few.

Potato Starch

A form of carbohydrate, with similar health benefits as fiber.

Psyllium

An excellent soluble fiber source that helps with digestion and is used in BLUE’s hairball formula for cats.

Pumpkin

A great source of flavor and fiber, pumpkins are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and help promote healthy digestion.

Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6)

Vitamin B6 is essential for the metabolism of proteins. It acts as a cofactor for the large hydrochloride number of enzymes involved in amino acid and metabolism. It is also involved in the metabolism of the precursor of heme—a compound of blood that helps in the normal function of the brain.

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Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)

Riboflavin is important for the digestion of fats and carbohydrates and for healthy skin and coat. Key for normal growth and development.

Rice Bran

The outer husk and germ of the rice grain that is a good fiber source, as well as one of the richest sources of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

Rosemary

A natural seasoning or flavor.

Rosemary Extract

A natural seasoning, flavor and preservative.

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Salmon

Salmon is an excellent source of protein and omega fatty acids that help skin and coat, growth and development.

Salmon Hydrolysate

Salmon Hydrolysate is a protein source that is produced when fresh salmon goes through natural enzymatic hydrolysis, concentrated and then dried at a low temperature. This process makes the protein source highly digestible and reduces the average Dalton (protein size) to 2,000 for sensitive pets.

Salmon Meal

Salmon meal is a highly digestible protein source produced by cooking salmon at high temperatures, extracting the fat, and drying the remaining meat. Because it is a fish protein, salmon meal provides essential amino acids, Omega 3 fatty acids, vitamins and minerals for muscle development and energy.

Salmon Oil

Salmon oil is high in Omega 3 fatty acid, which supports skin and coat health, as well as DHA for cognitive development.

Salt

A natural form of salt obtained from processing seawater. It is a supplement for sodium and chloride, essential nutrients required by dogs and cats. Sodium and chloride are electrolytes. They help regulate water balance in the body, aid in muscle contraction and nerve transmission and regulate the body’s acid-balance. Sea salt also contains trace minerals associated with animal health.

Sea Salt

A natural form of salt obtained from processing seawater. It is a supplement for sodium and chloride, essential nutrients required by dogs and cats. Sodium and chloride are electrolytes. They help regulate water balance in the body, aid in muscle contraction and nerve transmission and regulate the body’s acid-balance. Sea salt also contains trace minerals associated with animal health.

Sodium Selenite

Sodium Selenite is a source of selenium. Selenium is important to healthy muscles and nerves.

Spinach

An excellent source of fiber, phytonutrients, omega 3 fatty acids, vitamins and minerals, spinach is naturally packed with antioxidants and has many health benefits.

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes are an excellent source of potassium, B vitamins and beta-carotene. They provide phytochemicals and carotenoids; sources of antioxidants.

T

Taurine

Taurine is an amino acid required by cats and kittens. It is associated with growth, eye health, and cardiac health.

Thiamine Mononitrate

Vitamin B1 is essential for the metabolism of carbohydrates and protein. It is also important for a healthy nervous system, keeps mucous membranes healthy, maintains normal function of the nervous system, muscles and heart. Also promotes normal growth and development.

Tocopherols

An excellent source of Vitamin E. Helps maintain normal heart and joint function.

Tomato Pomace (source of Lycopene)

Tomato Pomace is a mixture of tomato skins, pulp and crushed seeds. It is an excellent source of soluble fiber and rich in the antioxidant lycopene.

Tuna

Tuna is an excellent source of protein and omega fatty acids that help skin and coat, aid in growth and the development of the nervous system.

Turkey

Turkey is an excellent source of protein and is rich in calcium, potassium, B vitamins, niacin, iron and zinc which promote energy and overall health.

Turkey Meal

Dry, rendered or cooked ground clean whole turkey that is a high-quality protein source.

Turmeric

Turmeric is an herb associated with aiding digestion.

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Vitamin A

Vitamin A is essential for healthy bones, teeth, hair, skin, eyes, and mucous membranes. It is an oil soluble vitamin and is important to the immune system especially for respiratory infections. It is a building block of rhodopsin, a compound in the retina responsible for sight in partial darkness.

Vitamin A Supplement

Vitamin A is essential for healthy bones, teeth, hair, skin, eyes, and mucous membranes. It is a building block of rhodopsin, a compound in the retina responsible for sight in partial darkness.

Vitamin B12 Supplement

Vitamin B12 is a coenzyme in nucleic acid, protein and lipid synthesis. It is necessary for growth. Necessary for normal processing of carbohydrates, protein, and fat in the body.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant and helps support a healthy immune system. It helps to keep teeth and bones strong.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D promotes healthy skin, bone, connective tissue and heart. It is necessary for the proper absorption and utilization of calcium and phosphorus.

Vitamin D3 Supplement

Vitamin D promotes healthy skin, bone, connective tissue and heart. It is necessary for the proper absorption and utilization of calcium and phosphorus.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is a potent antioxidant.

Vitamin E Supplement

Vitamin E is an antioxidant.

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Whitefish

Whitefish consists of non-rendered, deboned, clean whitefish meat. An excellent source of protein, as well as niacin, phosphorus and selenium, whitefish is also low in sodium.

Whole Carrots

Carrots provide antioxidants and health protecting phytochemicals, vitamins and minerals. They are high in Vitamin A and carotenoids.

Whole Ground Barley

Whole Barley is the whole grain with the hull and bran. It is a good carbohydrate source for energy, B vitamins and fiber for colon health. It is an excellent source of soluble fiber.

Whole Ground Brown Rice

A natural whole grain rice that is associated with natural health foods. The bran portion provides essential B vitamins, minerals and fiber. Brown rice is an excellent, high quality complex carbohydrate source for energy and fiber for colon health.

Whole Ground Potato

A They provide B vitamins, carbohydrates, Vitamin C, potassium, iron and magnesium to name a few.

Y

Yucca Schidigera Extract

Yucca Schidigera is a natural extract made entirely form the stem of the Yucca Schidigera Schidiger plant.

Z

Zinc

Zinc is an essential mineral important in helping to support healthy skin, hair and mucous membranes. It has antioxidant properties, helps maintain normal taste and sense of smell, helps synthesize DNA and RNA and promotes normal growth and development.

Zinc Amino Acid Chelate

Zinc is an essential mineral important in helping to support healthy skin, hair and mucous membranes. It has antioxidant properties, helps maintain normal taste and sense of smell, helps synthesize DNA and RNA and promotes normal growth and development.